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Maine Governor Paul LePage Reaches out to NFL Commissioner

LePage is asking Roger Goodell to help unite NFL team owners and governors against domestic violence

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

Maine's governor recently reached out to the embattled NFL commissioner in a letter earlier this month, asking him to help unite NFL team owners and governors against domestic violence.

Dated Sept. 19, Governor Paul LePage's letter asks Commissioner Roger Goodell to create a coalition bringing attention to the issue that has been making headlines as a result of recent players' scandals.

In it, LePage tells Goodell that the NFL has a chance to take a stand.

"Men must step up to end domestic violence, and NFL players are prominent role models who can turn the national spotlight on this reprehensible crime," he said.

This isn't LePage's first letter to Goodell; he advocated for the NFL to reconsider its domestic violence policy after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's two-week suspension for beating his then-fiancee unconscious and dragging her body out of an elevator in Atlantic City was announced. 

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